Sunday, 23 July 2017

Easy Shredded Beef sauce

Ingredients

1 parsnip (chopped)
1 leek (chopped)
3 medium carrots (cut to desired shape)
1 knorr cube (optional)
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 and ½ cup of water
2 spring onions (finely sliced)
560g of sirloin beef (thinly sliced)
3 garlic cloves (crushed and finely chopped)
1 tablespoon Foodace All Purpose seasoning
2 (1/4 teaspoons) Himalayan pink salt
Instructions.
1.     Place thinly sliced beef in a bowl, season with Himalayan salt, knorr cube, curry powder, all purpose seasoning and corn flour. Combine all together and set aside.

2.     In a pot, heat up the coconut oil. Once heated, add in the chopped garlic, fry for few second, then add in the seasoned beef strips.

3.     Fry until they start to brown, this should take about 5 – 7 minutes (this should be on a high gas burner). Now, add in the parsnip, followed by carrots. Allow frying for another 3 minutes. Then, add in the remaining vegetables and stir in.

4.     At this point, pour in the water, stir and have a taste. Adjust taste by adding more salt or seasoning cube; your call.

5.     Cover pot with lid and allow to simmer until vegetables are cooked and sauce thicken as desired. Stir occasionally.

6.    Once satisfied with taste, turn off gas and pair with mash or rice or have it on its own. Delicious.




Friday, 21 July 2017

Foodace Easy Mackerel Sauce


Ingredients

4 frozen mackerel fillets (I buy from Iceland)
½ teaspoon Foodace Grill Mix
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 fresh tomatoes
2 paprika peppers
1 scotch bonnet
1 small onion
¼ cup avocado oil
1 knorr chicken cube
2 handfuls spinach
salt to taste

Instructions.
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1. Place mackerel fillets on a microwavable plate, microwave to defrost or allow to thaw overnight.

2. Once defrosted, drain out the water, season with the Grill mix and Himalayan salt.

3. Place tomatoes, paprika peppers, onion and scotch bonnets in a food processor and process; just roughly chopped.

4. Heat up avocado oil in a medium sauce pan/pot, fry the fillets for 3 minutes on each side, skin side first.

5. Once frying time is up, take out the fillets and place on a plate. Add in the roughly chopped tomato mix, season with knorr cube, Foodace All purpose seasoning and then fry until the juice dries a little bit, this should take about 8 – 10 minutes.

6. Then add back the fried mackerel fillets, break them up into smaller pieces. Stir in and taste. Adjust taste by adding either salt or seasoning cubes.

7. Cover pot with lid, leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Then add spinach,  stir in, once wilts, turn of the gas and serve hot. Can be eaten with bread, boiled yam, fried/boiled plantain…


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Foodace Easy Seafood Okra


Ingredients.

4 slices salmon stake (722g)
Okra – 500g (finely sliced)
Prawns/shrimps (300g)
I large onion
2 scotch bonnet (ata rodo)
1 paparika pepper
1 cup meat stock
125g spinach
1/3 cup palm oil
1 knorr cube
Salt to taste

Instructions.

1. In a pot, put salmon steaks and prawns. Season with 1 knorr cube, ¼ of the onion, salt and black pepper. Cook on medium heat with ½ cup water, for 5 minutes.

2. Divide chopped okra in 2. Put one part in food processor with remaining onion, paprika pepper and scotch bonnets and process (aiming for the okra to be roughly chopped).

3. On a heat, place a medium put and heat up palm oil. Once heated, add the blended okra mix in the food processor and fry for 3-5 minutes. Stir continuously to avoid burning.

4. Add 1 cup meat stock and stir and then carefully add in the already cooked prawns and fish. Allow cooking for 2-3mins.  

5. Adjust taste by adding more salt or seasoning cubes.

6. At this point, add the remaining chopped okra and cook on medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes.

7. Stir in the sliced spinach, once wilted, turn heat off and serve hot. Can be eaten alone or paired with swallow of choice